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Exploring Tetrathiafulvalene-Carbon Nanodots Conjugates in Charge Transfer Reactions

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Ferrer Ruiz, Andrés and Scharl, Tobías and Haines, Philipp and Rodríguez Pérez, Laura and Cadranel, Alejandro and Herranz, M.Angeles and Guldi, Dirk M. and Martín, Nazario (2018) Exploring Tetrathiafulvalene-Carbon Nanodots Conjugates in Charge Transfer Reactions. Angewandte Chemie, 57 (4). pp. 1001-1005. ISSN 1433-7851 (Print) 1521-3773(On line)

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Abstract

Carbon nanodots (CNDs) have been synthesized using low-cost and biocompatible starting materials such as citric acid/urea, under microwave irradiation and constant pressure conditions. The obtained pressure synthesized CNDs (pCND) were covalently modified with photo- and electro-active π-extended tetrathiafulvalene (exTTF) by means of a two-step esterification reaction affording pCND-exTTF. The electronic interactions between the CNDs and exTTF were investigated in the ground and excited states. Ultrafast pump-probe experiments assisted in corroborating that charge separation governs the deactivation of photoexcited pCND-exTTF. These size-regular structures, as revealed by AFM, are stable electron donor-acceptor conjugates of interest for a better understanding of basic processes such as artificial photosynthesis, catalysis and photovoltaics, involving readily available fluorescent nanodots.


Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:carbon nanodots ·charge transfer ·donor–acceptor systems ·excited state dynamics ·tetrathiafulvalene
Subjects:Sciences > Chemistry > Chemistry, Organic
ID Code:46519
Deposited On:20 Feb 2018 12:19
Last Modified:22 Jan 2019 00:01

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